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Beurre Bosc Pear (semi-dwarf)

A seedling pear found by Dr Van Mons, growing in the garden of M. Swates at Linkebeeke, France. It was named after M. Bosc, the Director of the Jardin des Plantes, at Paris. Fruits have yellowish, tender, juicy flesh with a perfumed flavour. A...

Beurre Easter Pear (semi-dwarf)

Seems to have originated in the gardens of the Capucin Monastery at Louvain, Belgium, where there was recorded, about 1823, an old pear tree known to the monks as the Pastorale de Louvain. As the variety attracted attention it became widely...

Beurre Hardy Pear (semi-dwarf)

$34.60 - $39.60
A French pear raised in about 1820 by M. Bonnet, Boulonge-sur-Mer, France. Acquired by M. Jean-Laurent Jamin, a nurseryman near Paris, who named it in honour of M. Hardy Director and Professor of Arboriculture at the Garden of Luxembourg. It was...

Conference Pear (semi-dwarf)

Common commercial variety in UK, has good disease resistance and is partially self-fertile. Raised by pomologist Thomas Francis Rivers at Rivers Nursery Sawbridgeworth. Exhibited at the National British Pear Conference after which it was named. Awarded a...

Corella Pear (Forelle) (semi-dwarf)

$24.95 - $29.95
Also called Forelle. Forelle is the German word for trout and the colouration, and with imagination the shape, of a ripe Corella pear is reminiscent of a trout at spawning. Small to medium in size. Corella pears are great eaten fresh or in a salad...

Doyenne Du Comice Pear (semi-dwarf)

One of the finest flavoured pears, from trial beds in the Comice Horticole, Angers, Department of Maine-et-Loire, France in mid-19th century. First fruited in 1849. Introduced to England in 1858 by Sir Thomas Dyke Acland. Skin smooth with russet...

Faccia Rosa Pear (semi-dwarf)

Originating in Sicily, the name means Red Face. Cocktail size yellowy green fruit with red cheek. Soft, sweet and juicy. Pollination Group: Lemon Bergamot, Corella are ideal or any other European pear tree Size: to approx. 3 metres tall...

Flemish Beauty Pear (semi-dwarf)

Early 19th century variety that was once a leading commercial variety in eastern regions of America. The parent tree is thought to have been a wilding found in a wooded area near Alost, East Flanders, Belgium about 1800. It has many synonyms, but the...

Josephine de Malines Pear (semi-dwarf)

Highly recommended for the home garden. Originated around 1830 at Mechlin (Malines), Belgium and named in honour of the wife of the breeder, pomologist Major Espére. Good polleniser for other pears, pale green-shaded yellow, lightly russet skin...

Packham's Triumph Pear (semi-dwarf)

An Australian variety by Charles Packham in 1896. Slow-ripening sweet, delicious, white and juicy flesh and turning a paler green when ripe. Can be eaten when firm or soft when fully ripe. Most widely grown pear in Australia. Pollination...

Paradise Pear (semi-dwarf)

European pear 'Paradise' is a delightful small early ripening pear that has fruit in clusters. Paradise pears are also called 'Faccia Bella', crystal pears or sugar pears. They have green skin with a red blush, and sweet white flesh. They are great to...

St Michael Archangel Pear (semi-dwarf)

It is believed that this variety arose near Nantes, western France in the middle of the 19th century. Medium to large yellow-green fruit with tawny gray patches, variegated orange-red sunburn. White flesh, fine, melting, juicy, sweet and fragrant. Highly...

Williams Pear (semi-dwarf)

$44.50 - $49.50
The Williams bon Chrétien pear, commonly called the Williams pear in Australia or the Bartlett pear in the United States and Canada, is the most commonly grown variety of pear in most countries outside Asia. Thought to date from 1765 to 1770 from...

Williams Red Pear (semi-dwarf)

A red-coloured sport of Williams. Similar characteristics to Williams. Also called Sensation and Red Sensation Size: to approx. 3 metres tall when mature Harvest: early-mid February Image (accessed 31/3/16)